Research Integrity Resources Initiative

The Research Integrity Resources Initiative was created to provide FAS researchers with proactive tools to support excellence in the stewardship of strong research data. Some of these resources are provided to make the FAS community aware of offices, policies, training, and programs that are currently available across Harvard University.

In addition, this initiative also provides resources to manage conflict, communication, and/or behavioral concerns to avoid misunderstandings that may lead to allegations of research misconduct and to foster an environment of transparency and stronger data integrity among members of a research team.

CfA Atrononomy Dataverse

The Astronomy data repository at Harvard is currently open to all scientific data from astronomical institutions worldwide. Administration and support is provided by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in collaboration with Harvard Library (HL) and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). Infrastructure is provided by Harvard University Information Technology Services

The Astronomy Dataverse Network plays an important role in fulfilling your Data Management Plan requirements (e.g. as mandated by NSF), and for providing data re-use and citation opportunities. Find out more about our team by exploring the Seamless Astronomy and Wolbach Library teams at the CfA. We are also connecting the Astronomy Dataverse to the indexing services provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysical Data Service (ADS).

Faculty Publications

Professor John Kormendy, UT Austin, created ADS libraries for Harvard Astronomy faculty. It involves an accurate compilation of the publication record for each of our faculty members. John assembled this information meticulously for his new book project aimed at defining new metrics for correlating citation record with prominence in research.